Members’ Opening Reception -- Above the Fold: The Photographers of “The Gloucester Daily Times,” 1973-2005

Saturday, December 2

3:00 p.m.

Community Programs, Exhibit Openings & Events, Members Events

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Free for members or with Museum admission.
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Downtown Campus, 27 Pleasant Street, Gloucester, MA

The residents of Cape Ann have looked to The Gloucester Daily Times for over 135 years to get their news. This award-winning periodical stands apart for its hyper-local focus on the people who live, work, and play on Cape Ann.  

Join the Cape Ann Museum for a Members’ Opening Reception of the next special exhibition, Above the Fold: The Photographers of the “Gloucester Daily Times,” 1973-2005, featuring a selection of works by photographers shooting for the Times over three decades. The photographs draw on an important archive of an estimated one million photographs recently donated to the Cape Ann Museum by the North of Boston Media Group.  

Building on the success of the Museum’s exhibition featuring the work of long-time staff photographer Charlie Lowe in 2009, this new exhibition, Above the Fold, will focus on the next generation of staff photographers at the paper while highlighting Lowe’s legacy and influence. The exhibition shares the important role local journalism, and specifically photojournalism, plays in documenting community. Through photographs and personal accounts of more than a dozen GDT photographers, Above the Foldreflects on over 25 years of people and stories in Cape Ann through the photography that has and continues to bring us together.  

During the reception, enjoy music from Daisy Nell and the Crabgrass Band. Among other songs, they'll perform G D Times by Daisy Nell & Capt. Stan from the album Heartbeat From the Sea. The chorus of the song, written 20 years ago, can be seen below:

Who’s got the nose for news, boys?

Just put down your five thin dimes

Talk is cheap__ you’ve got to read it and weep

You got to read it in the G D Times

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